|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Maharashtra|
|Serving temperature||Main dish, dinner, lunch|
|Main ingredients||Sprouts, mutter, chick peas and chilly powder gravy|
|550 cal kcal|
|Cookbook:Misal Pav Misal Pav|
Misal pav (spicy curry with bread - "pav" is the Indian colloquial for bread) is a traditional Indian dish. It consists of spicy curry usually made of sprouted moth beans, commonly known as matki and chilly powder gravy called 'Kutt'. The final dish is topped with potato-Chiwda mix, "Farsan" or "sev" (Indian noodles), onions, lemon and coriander (cilantro). It is usually served with bread toasted with butter and buttermilk or curd and papad.
Misal from Maharashta, West India known for its high spice content and is particularly known as Misal Pav. There are different version of Misal Pav such as Kolhapuri Misal, Nashik Misal, Puneri Misal, Khandeshi Misal and Nagpuri Misal; the first part indicating the origin on the misal. Other types are Kalya Masalachi Misal, Shev-misal, and Dahi (yoghurt) Misal.
It is made of a particular variety of sprouted lentil called "Ashwini Misal" which has a sweet aroma. Misal in its original form is prepared using onion, ginger, garlic and other spices. It has two parts, a thick curry of matki called "Ussal" which has less water content and a watery and spicy "cut" or "bite". Usually people mix these two according to their taste and requirement.
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